Monday, March 31, 2014

Photobomb - March 31 2014

March 31 - FAUX
Oooh! The girl who wears this gem is one fauxy lady!
Can you believe the stone in this ring is NOT an amethyst?
I haven't put the vignette effect on a photo in ages. It makes it look all classy and stuff.

Saturday, March 29, 2014


Sad news.
Sad sad sad sad news.
After nearly three months of staying strong and not drinking Coca Cola, I slipped!
I went to McDonalds (where I should not have gone in the first place) and ordered a small meal. I forgot to ask for lemonade and they smacked down a Coke.
Me being parched took a big mouthful then felt sadness.
Sad and depressing despair at the realisation that I'd broken my arguably longest standing New Year Resolution (the other being doing the FMSPAD), especially as this week I've had a few brain fades and forgotten to do my photos.
(Yes, March 27 is missing - I'm working on it).
Now the only question is whether I jump back on the wagon or keep drinking Coke.
What do you think?

Photobomb - March 29 2014

March 29 - STICKY

Friday, March 28, 2014

Photobomb - March 28 2014

March 28 - NOSTALGIA
Once upon a time, Honey was a tiny little girl and was as sweet as sugar. Now she is almost a teenager (by her reckoning) and told me to 'shut off' today.
I sincerely hope that she meant 'shut up' and not something else...

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Photobomb - March 26 2014

March 26 - I AM HERE 
This goanna lizard is quite big and lives at my niece's school, where I was today.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Photobomb - March 25 2014

March 25 - SOFT
Look! I sort of figured out the focus in the foreground and blurry background. Hooray!
The prompt today is 'soft' and this is Honey's Mousie (I've just been informed by The Man that he found them a little while ago sitting on the couch in Honey's room together. It's 9:30pm).
Mousie is usually very soft and since Honey was tiny she has loved cuddling with Mousie against her cheek. For a little lady who only ever sucks on her thumb when she is really really tired, Mousie is her special friend.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Photobomb - March 24 2014

March 24 - ONE OF A KIND
This is Gussy. He is my youngest furry son and definitely one of a kind. In this photo he wanted some food from The Man. Gus is nothing if not dedicated to the cause of stray food ending up in his belly.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Photobomb - March 23 2014

March 23 - I'M LOVING...
I'm seriously unable to buy anything off the menu at McDonald's. I have to add weird stuff to everything.
Today it was a large Sprite with grape Fanta syrup in it. All grape-based soft drinks rock my socks. So delicious.

Fully aware that I am behind on my photos

I know, I have not posted photos over the last few (THREE!) days.
It is a side-effect of my self-imposed challenge to only use my DSLR* to take photos.
It means I need to go and get my photos off the camera and the other day I just had a serious case of the CBFs, but tonight when I get home from work I'll get my photos off the camera and put them here and I'll be right back to where I need to be.
SO this week I have been to a little tiny town called Llanelly where my dad and brother were in a motorcycle rally. The Man and I crashed their Saturday night dinner and I've convinced my dad to take Buddy and Honey for a ride on one of his motorcycles. I went for my first motorbike ride when I was three months old and its time that they had a go.
And in other news, I am thinking about my 'challenge' for the month of April. What do you reckon I should do?
Songs that the prompts remind me of?
All in black and white?
Having a little Lego man in each of my photos?
I don't know...
*listen to me talking fancy about photos and such. A DSLR is a digital S... L... er... R camera.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Photobomb - March 22 2014

March 22 - MORNING
I was too busy chasing after Buddy and Honey (more so Buddy who attracts dirt and filth to him like a magnet) to take a photo of what I did in the morning, so later in the day I found a 'rising sun' because the sun rises in the morning.
How smart am I to make that connection??

Friday, March 21, 2014

Photobomb - March 21 2014

March 21 - FULL
I went to Llanelly which is not too far away from Bendigo yesterday, to visit my family who were at a motorcycle rally.
I was already feeling guilty that I hadn't taken a photo on 21 March (Friday), but I was busy and had a case of the can't-be-bothereds.
But here is a plastic container FULL of spoons.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Photobomb - March 20 2014

March 20 - LETTER
Got an actual letter from applying for a job. I love mail.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Photobomb - March 17 2014

Today couldn't make up its mind. One minute the sky was blue and the next it had filthy black clouds, and for most of the day, it was just as it was in this photo - grey rainclouds alongside beautiful blue sky.
Crazy Bendigo weather. Crazy.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Photobomb - March 16 2014

This photo was taken with my phone because it was sort of a spur of the moment thing.
She dressed herself today and did her own hair - she is a bit gorgeous.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Photobomb - March 15 2014

March 15 - EVENING
I had the strangest train ride home from work today. When I got on the train at Southern Cross it was still light, and when I got off the train in Bendigo it was pitch black, so this was the best I could do.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Photobomb - March 12 2014

March 12 - PARTIAL
Nope. Today's prompt has not reminded me of a song.
I had a go at creating a photo with negative space, so that the 'empty' space doesn't detract from the object in the photo - being Buddy's legs. I don't think the yellow quilt is really an empty space.
Better luck next time.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Photobomb - March 11 2014

Tell me something good....
The above is what was left of my dinner that The Man made for me tonight. He was going all vegetarian and it was very tasty.
I have another song stuck in my head from the prompt today - then I YouTubed it, and I found another song called 'Something Good' that I've heard before.
Tomorrow's prompt is partial - I don't think I will find a song that that reminds me of. Maybe.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Photobomb - March 10 2014

March 10 - FAR AWAY
I think that this month of FMS photos shouldn't have been a challenge to use my digital camera, but a challenge to not think of a song that includes each prompt. The other day was Eminem, and today is Nickelback - I think? The Man doesn't like Nickelback, so this would be a good time to play it on YouTube.

Stand by for his reaction...

This is not posed. This is the face he pulled when Chad Kroger started singing. He's not a fan.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Photobomb - March 9 2014

March 9 - 10AM
An early photobomb today - the prompt was for 10am and I had to really really try to get it done at 10am!
Even so I spelt in and only struggled out of bed at 10:15 and this is what I found in the kitchen. I can only assume he began doing it at, or before 10am.

Friday, March 07, 2014

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Photobomb - March 6 2014

March 6 - CHAIR
This is Buddy's highchair. He isn't the tidiest eater. The yellow comes from the dahl that we had for dinner the other night. Buddy decided that it was better used as paint.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Photobomb - March 5 2014

An inconvenient, irksome, intolerable invasion of individual space while The Man attempts to use the iPad.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Photobomb - March 4 2014

March 4 - ON MY MIND
I am searching and hoping that an opportunity for work pops up soon. My purse is feeling a bit malnourished and is the skinniest its ever been.

Monday, March 03, 2014

Photobomb - March 3 2014

March 3 - MY NAME IS...
Despite having Eminem in my head ALL DAY and considering dressing Buddy up as Slim Shady, I've decided to take a photo of something that means my name (my real name).
So my real name means coconut.
I showed this photo to The Man and he laughed. That means he agrees that I am a coconut, yes?

Eminem was in my head ALL DAY.

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Photobomb - March 2 2014

Honey borrowed this book from the library last week, but had gone to bed by the time I got around to taking the photo, so here is The Man modelling for me.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Photo bomb - March 1 2014

March 1 - YELLOW
Yellow there*!
This was supposed to be a forced perspective photo with the ball chasing The Man and Honey down the street.
It didn't work.
But it does look OK so here it as my FatMumSlim photo for today.
I've also started using my real camera for the March photos.
LOL - I don't even know what I'm doing.

*Once I said 'Yellow' when answering the phone at work and it was the boss on the other end and he was none-too-pleased with my lack of professionalism. Then years later when my now-husband who also worked at the same place told them I was pregnant (with Honey), he inferred that I was a teenage girl of limited morals who had trapped my husband with my web of deceit.
Perhaps true, but I wasn't a teenager at the time.

** I did not trap him with my web of deceit.
*** At least I don't think I did.